Field Frame Friday: Flexy Fanaloka

Check out this trail cam photo of a spotted fanaloka (Fossa fossana) taken in Madagascar during Meredith Lutz’s field season. Spotted fanaloka adjust their activity patterns to avoid humans and invasive carnivores, like dogs, during seasons of increased human and dog activity.

[Photo and Caption by Meredith Lutz]

Reference:

Farris, Z. J., Gerber, B. D., Karpanty, S., Murphy, A., Andrianjakarivelo, V., Ratelolahy, F., & Kelly, M. J. (2015). When carnivores roam: temporal patterns and overlap among M adagascar’s native and exotic carnivores. Journal of Zoology296(1), 45-57.

[Edited by Maggie Creamer]

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